what would you do if your biggest dream was presented to you on a serving tray ... beautifully wrapped with all the trimmings and you were told .... GO FOR IT!
would you believe it?
would you laugh at it?
would you embrace it?
would you want to run the other direction because this is so exciting it is scary?
that is where i find myself. hubby has been offered a job in rural NSW .... and not just any job, but a Sr level exec IT position that would be a great challenge for him. wow. my spine starts to get a bit tingly. we go out to check on schools .... two great schools to choose from. land? oh yeah .... large acreages that are so within our price range and reach! we could live the life the way we want .... and truly embark on that sustainability train ride hard core.
so why am i so nervous? why does it scare me?
i have to make a confession: i'm comfortable where i am ... i have poured so much into our lives and times here ... and it's really starting to show fruit. why would i want to leave that now? dare i admit that i'm a little scared? what if we fail? what if it's all too hard (inspite of the fact that we can get interns and woofers on board) .... what if? what about? have i thot of????? all the excuses start flowing.
why do it? because of the challenge (when i started this blog i stated quite clearly that life could be better post 50!). because i want to support my husband (it is a great job opportunity for him) .... and because of the life that we would be making for our family (creation care).
cherish the memories we have made, but don't look back .... look to the future
so i hope you will continue to join me in our quest to detach and get rid of things here. to make the move. truly finding sustainability on a back patio as we rent until we find a piece of land we can reclaim and be wise stewards of in our application of regenerative agriculture and permaculture principals. i have a feeling that it is going to be a roller coaster. but one that will be life changing for our family. i can't ask for more than that.
so here we go .... with the next few months simplicity focusing on "shedding" excess .... so we can move simply!